2 Children Drown Following Heavy Rainfall In Lagos

Two children still unidentified have drowned in a flood at Ketu, Lagos, during heavy rainfall on Saturday. The incident which occurred at Oyebanjo Street, Ketu area of the metropolis was confirmed by the Lagos Emergency Management Agency. The agency said it received several calls concerning the incident. However, the children are yet to be recovered at the time of this report. “The agency received distress calls concerning the above. On arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that around 8 p.m., two children had been caught up…

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President Buhari Declares 1st Of November For Nigerian Youth

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day in Nigeria. The was revealed via the Twitter handle of the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Wednesday. The President made this known during the Federal Executive Council meeting which was held Wednesday morning, the Minister stated. The tweet reads as follows; “Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find…

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NIGERIA At 60: Lessons & Dates from History

Adetunji Omotola As Nigeria speeds towards its 60th anniversary of independence I would like to share some key dates in its recent history that major events have happened with coincidence. 15th January, 1966 (First Nigerian coup led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu). 15th January 1970, ( declaration to end Nigerian Civil war) Instruments of surrender handed over by Col.Effiong to Obasanjo. 29th July, 1966 (Second Nigerian coup popularly known as the counter coup led by Lt.Col Murtala Ramat Muhammed). 29th July, 1975 (Nigeria’s third coup led by Brigadier Murtala Muhammed…

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DNC 2020: Obama Rebukes Trump As Sen. Kamala Harris Officially Accepts VP Nomination

Sen. Kamala Harris officially accepted her historic vice presidential nomination on a night filled with heavy hitters at the DNC. The most talked-about words came from former President Barack Obama, who set aside an unwritten presidential rule to not directly attack the current officeholder and unleashed a scathing rebuke of President Trump’s governance. Obama said he’d hoped Trump would take the presidency seriously and develop “some reverence” for democracy. But, Obama said, “He never did.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton also spoke during the third night of the virtual…

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Alleged Inferno In Ile-Oodua: Ooni’s Palace Unfettered & Wholesome

-Yera Moses Olafare, Ile-Ife ALLEGED FIRE OUTBREAK: OONI’S PALACE INTACT The Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, wishes to inform the entire public that a minor fire outbreak involving a tiny part of one of the administrative buildings within the premises of the palace occurred at about 1:15pm today, Wednesday 19th, August 2020, leaving no harm to the oldest palace in Yoruba land. The minor inferno which lasted for about 20 minutes was immediately put out by collective efforts of people in the palace…

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US Election: Democratic National Convention Holds Today

The Democratic National Convention kicks off today. The completely virtual event will play out among four stage setups in New York City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Wilmington, Delaware, and will culminate with the formal nomination of former Vice President Joe Biden and his newly minted vice-presidential running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris. Usually, these conventions are over-the-top affairs with hours of programming, but experts say this year’s scaled-down versions (the DNC will only air two hours of prime-time programming a day) could have a long-term impact on how conventions are held.…

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Ooni Condemns Rape & Child Abuse At Yeyemolu Festival

Ooni condemns incessant rape, child abuse as Ife celebrates Yeyemolu festival. The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has condemned incessant rape, child abuse and other forms of molestation particularly against women in the society. Ooni Ogunwusi made the disclosure on Friday, during the annual Yeyemolu festival; which is the remembrance of the first queen of the Ooni of Ife, at his Ile Oduduwa Palace, Ile-Ife. The frontline traditional ruler while explaining the indispensable roles of women in the society, admonished that they should…

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A Tanzanian Miner Finds Another Stone Worth A Fortune

-Sayo Johnson A small-scale miner in Tanzania who had become an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found has struck it rich again, digging up a third stone weighing 6kg (13lb) with an estimated value of two million US dollars. The three stones were discovered by Saniniu Laizer. The first two stones have an estimated value of 3.4 million US dollars. Tanzanite, with a deep violet-blue colour, is found only in the East African country and considered to be…

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“Ooni Sijuade, Pillar Behind My Success” Ooni Adeyeye Claims

“Ooni Sijuwade, pillar behind my success” says Ooni Ogunwusi as he remembers his predecessor. The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has described his predecessor, late Ooni Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II as the pillar behind his success in life. Ooni Ogunwusi gave the testimony during a programme designed to celebrate the five-year remembrance of the immediate past Ooni, at his Ile Oduduwa Palace, on Tuesday in Ile-Ife. While acknowledging the purposeful reign of Ooni Sijuwade, Ooni Ogunwusi explained that he enjoyed a mutual relationship…

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Tunisia Independence Campaigner Dies At 93

-Doyinsola Johnson A prominent campaigner for the independence of Tunisia, Gisele Halimi born in 1927 has just died a day after her 93rd birthday. Ms Halimi was born in Tunisia but moved to France to become a lawyer and politician and studied in the University of Paris. She dedicated her life to the rights for women and the decriminalization of abortion. Victories in her legal career included the acquittal in 1972 of a 16-year-old girl who had been an abortion following a rape. Halimi later persuaded French lawmakers to reclassify…

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